Aslan interview

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Thought you might "enjoy" this. Faux News fails to understand how academic research works. No surprise there.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)16:39, 29 July 2013

All ready been all overit. He holds 2 PhDs (one in theology, one in religious sociology, i think) and 2 masters. all in/around the area of ancient "new" religions (the churches popping up all over the place from 200BCE to 200 CE.)

but he's a MUSLIM. and they cannot be scholars about anything.

I wonder how many Christians have written about Islam?

Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability18:12, 29 July 2013

Double standards abound at FOX, don't they?

TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock )20:27, 29 July 2013

I mentioned in the Bar that I was interested in this book... now I definitely want to read it.

TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock )20:26, 29 July 2013

Paradoxically, given the kerfuffle at Fox News, there is a brief extract from the book on the Fox News website

He's a really intersting guy as a person. he was a fundamentalism christian, then wandered (somehow, i don't know the details) into his family's muslim faith. He was a scholar of theology (xian) then went on to be a scholar of religion in a sociological sense. He's also a historian, linguist, etc.

He doesn't have a lot of truck for "new atheists" either, which for me, a person who *also* finds some of the louder rhetoric on the atheists camp to be extreme, uneducated, and yes, abusive (so, you know "fundamentalist like"). Which is now pissing off atheists as they remember who Aslan is. Kinda funny caues the people he calls out are people who says things like "Religion is child abuse", and "all religion is harmful" and "Islam is the worst of the religions, if we have to have any religions". those lines are fully visable in the new atheist camp, so it's kinda hard to disagree with him. but it's a funny dynamic to watch. "this guy is so cool - no wait, he hates atheists (he doesn't) so he's not cool!"

Oh well, what else do i espect on facebook. heheheheh

Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability21:27, 29 July 2013